Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan Printable Activities,
Coloring Pages for Preschool

Themes Instructions and Suggestions Materials
Fairy Tales > Online story time
Jack & the Beanstalk

Nutrition > Beans

Science > Plants > How Plants (Seeds) Grow

The children and the young at heart are in for a real treat!  A fun contemporary version of Jack and the Beanstalk.  This English fairy tale was popularized by Joseph Jacobs.

This version is from the great BBC Online site for Kids - England, it is fully animated with sound, suitable for all ages!  Don't miss it!

Activity #1:  Read Jack and the Beanstalk
1. Jack and the Beanstalk -- BBC Online

Have fun discussing reading and discussing the story!

This story has endless possibilities for activities and topics here are only two approaches:
1.  Science - Plants: One topic that can be a great learning experience is to do activities related to plants and how seeds grow.

2 . Nutrition > ChooseMyPlate > Beans
Jack grows a beanstalk.  Visit the ChooseMyPlate links below and learn about the nutritional value of beans in our diet.
Beans (dry or green)  are in the vegetables groupDry beans are also part of the protein foods group.
Explore and taste different types of beans.

2.  Alphabet Letter J:  Practice Jj is for Jack is also appropriate as an activity.  The coloring page below can be helpful to present this concept.

Choose whichever approach or do both at different times.  These can be adapted for ages 2 to 6.

Topic / Theme 1:  Plants & How Seeds Grow:
After activity #1 - reading the story:
1.  Science Activity #2:  Growing my Beanstalk
Grow a bean plant indoors in a small sturdy pot, once it sprouts insert a 6-9 inch thin branch or stick, gently in the pot and help the plant climb the branch.  Help your child make a small drawing of himself and tape to the top of the branch to pretend he is "Jack" climbing. the beanstalk.

DLTK's Learning About Plants Craft
  Visit the following activities and instructions to make a wonderful and easy craft to learn about plants and how seeds grow.

2.  Activity #4:   Coloring Pages and Alphabet activities
* Jack Climbing the Beanstalk
to include with these activities to practice alphabet letter J is for Jack.
* Letter G: soft sound G Giant and hard G for Goose: The Giant and Goose

DLTK's Crafts for Kids has a number of great support materials and printable crafts to incorporate to this story

Coloring pages:
Jack Climbing the Beanstalk

The Giant and Goose

Craft and activities:
Learning About Plants Craft

*materials to color or paint with
*paper or construction paper

Bean seeds for Learn about Plants Activity 

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